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Sour In The Rye - The Bruery

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95
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THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,713
Reviews: 238
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.32%
Wants: 232
Gots: 498 | FT: 56
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
We brewed this ale with around 40% rye as a base malt and let our sour yeast and bacteria eat away at it in oak barrels for over a year creating a sour ale with a complex character of rye spice, oak and a subtle funk.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 08-09-2009)
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4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 750 ml (date is blurred, but it is something in 2012) into a tulip.

A-The brew is an interesting orange-copper-rust color. It is fairly murky, with visible carbonation that supports a tall two finger head of tan foam. The foam recedes to a cap, but never disappears completely.

S-I smell tartness right away, as well as some lactic, oaky funk. Fruits include sour apples, some citrus, and lots of sour grape. A little bit of cereal grain in there.

T-Taste is also quite tart and a bit vinous and oaky. There is the same mixture of fruit on the tongue as in the nose, but I get just a touch of rye-like spice at the end that I did not pick up on the nose. Tastes are mostly integrated and layer well with one another.

M-The feel is medium bodied with a prickly, sort-of assertive carbonation. Pairs well with the flavors.

O-This is another enjoyable Bruery sour beer. It is not as complex or impressive as Oude Tart, but it provides a nice punch of sour with a reasonably complex and integrated flavor. I also find it to be a good looking beer. I don't know if it is worth $22, but I would drink this again for the right price.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 21:01:13 | More by spoony
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Sour In The Rye from The Bruery
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